Departments & Administration

The City of Kamloops is governed by a nine-member Council that is elected every four years. Council appoints the Chief Administrative Officer to manage the operation of the entire City. Learn more about each department below. 

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Chief Administrative Officer's Office

Council appoints the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to manage the operation of the entire organization. Programs and service levels are guided by the Council Strategic Plan, which sets out Council's goals, objectives, and priorities. Administration’s main goals are to manage the City's infrastructure in a cost-effective and safe manner while diversifying our economy, reducing our carbon footprint, maintaining our high quality of life, and providing excellent service delivery for our citizens.

The Executive Assistant (EA) to the CAO works directly with the CAO to ensure the efficient operation of the CAO's office. The EA coordinates and manages the Corporate Strategic Plan in order to meet the goals, objectives, and priorities in the Council Strategic Plan. The EA also manages all other corporate strategic documents and works with the City’s directors to ensure goals are met.

The Communications and Community Engagement Division and the External Relations Manager both report directly to the CAO.

Chief Administrative Officer: David A. Trawin, MCIP, RPP, MURP
Executive Assistant: Shannon Wallis

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Development, Engineering, and Sustainability
  • Building Inspection
  • Engineering
  • Real Estate
  • Community Planning and Sustainability (including Parks planning)
  • Development and Subdivision
  • Transportation (including Transit)

Director: Marvin Kwiatkowski, P.Eng.
Administrative Supervisor: Emily Nelson

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Corporate Services
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Legislative Services
  • Procurement

Director: Kathy Humphrey, CPA, CA
Office Services Assistant: Shawna Sonnenberg

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Community and Protective Services
  • Recreation Services
  • Cultural Services, including Kamloops Museum & Archives
  • Social and Community Development
  • Community Safety and Enforcement
    • RCMP
    • Kamloops Fire Rescue
    • Bylaw Services

Director: Byron McCorkell
Office Services Supervisor: Tammy Blundell

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Civic Operations
  • Public Works and Utilities
  • Capital Projects
  • Facilities Operations
  • Parks Operations

Director: Jen Fretz, P.Eng.
Office Services Supervisor: Modesta Luca

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Human Resources and Safety

The Human Resources and Safety Department oversees employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and occupational health and safety.

Director: Lori Rilkoff, MSc, CHRP

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